8 Most Beautiful Places In Tennessee, According To Locals

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Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area

This place offers solitude and a peaceful atmosphere. Big South Fork offers stunning Cumberland Plateau vistas, cliffs, arches, chimneys, and waterfalls.

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Cumberland Gap

"Whether I'm hiking north to the Gap's saddle and where Tennessee, Kentucky, and Virginia meet or gazing south from Pinnacle Overlook to see the Great Smoky Mountains come alive at sunrise on a clear day, it's one of the best views in the state."

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Greeter Falls

Alexa from Knoxville suggests Greeter Falls in Altamont, Tennessee, which boasts a 15-foot upper fall and a 50-foot lower fall: The lower waterfall is both electrifying and serene, with a pristine swimming hole nestled in Savage Gulf State Park.

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Snoopers Rock

Rhea County native Destiny C. recommends Snoopers Rock in Prentice Cooper State Forest northwest of Chattanooga: Destiny said, "The views from Snoopers Rock are just amazing, seeing so many of the Tennessee River's curves and so far out."

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Northrup Falls

This route has been one of the most gorgeous locations I've ever visited, and I've trekked it about 100 times. From the top of the cliff above the falls, you go behind it under the bluffs and up the little valley.

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Mount Le Conte

The third highest mountain in the Smokies, Mount Le Conte, starts near Gatlinburg at 6,593 feet. You'll need to trek hard to summit Mount Le Conte. The eight-mile roundtrip out-and-back trek on Alum Cave Trail is the shortest and steepest.

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Roan Mountain State Park

Jennifer Stewart, a Knoxville native who lives in Jefferson County, Tennessee, suggests Roan Mountain in northeast Tennessee near the North Carolina border for its beautiful views and rhododendrons in June.

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Douglas Lake

Sunrises, sunsets, floating or fishing, peaceful and pleasant, full pool or empty coves, lowest depths, Calhoun stated. It is surrounded by the Smokies, so you get majestic mountain views and the calm emerald lake.